Meaning of Menoeceus
Pronunciation: (mu-nē'sē-us, -sys), [key]
— n. Class. Myth.
- a descendant of the Sparti and the father of Jocasta and Creon, who sacrificed himself to end a plague in Thebes.
- the son of Creon of Thebes, who took his own life because of the prophecy that the Seven against Thebes would fail only if a descendant of the Sparti sacrificed himself.